Public Land Disputes In Vietnam: A Multi-Actor Analysis of Five Case Studies With an East Asian Comparative

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Vietnam is facing the serious challenge of how to fairly and effectively resolve the rising number of land disputes. These disputes often pit groups of citizens against business and the government, thereby contributing to growing social instability and undermining state-society relations. While there is compelling evidence that dispute resolution mechanisms in Vietnam struggle to resolve public land disputes, to date there has been little research or analysis to understand these disputes and how they might be resolved more effectively. This paper explores the perspectives and actions of citizens, businesses, investors, the media, mass organizations, and government officials involved in public land-taking disputes.

Part of the DFAT-TAF Partnership Working Paper Series

Posted May 15, 2015
Related locations: Vietnam
Related programs: Law and Justice
Related topics: DFAT-TAF Partnership Working Paper Series